By Julian Cardillo
The Everett girls’ basketball team is still rolling thanks in large part to the performances of star senior Yasmeen Guerrier. She has been a force both on her team and in the Northeastern Conference at large this season. Last Friday night, she recorded her 1,000th point as a high school basketball player in Everett’s 63-58 home victory over Beverly.
The Crimson Tide followed up with a 61-37 win against Marblehead on Tuesday night.
Guerrier is the second Everett High School player to crack a major milestone this season. In January, boys’ basketball star Ghared Boyce became the highest-scoring male player in school history. “Yasmeen has been a four-year varsity player and has been a truly wonderful student as well,” said Everett athletic director and basketball coach John DiBiaso. “Girls’ basketball coach Tammy Turner has done a phenomenal job developing both Yasmeen and the program, and I couldn’t be happier.
“To have both Yasmeen and Ghared reach big milestones this year is truly special. It speaks to the quality of our athletes, and, more importantly, their individual hard work and sacrifice and the support they get from their parents, teachers, teammates and the whole Everett community.”
Despite their successes this year, Everett’s all-time leading scorer is still Kerri Downs, a 1999 graduate who attended Dartmouth and had 2,019 points during her four-year high school career.
For Turner, Guerrier’s career has been dominated by consistency. “She’s always one of our top scorers each night,” said Turner. “She brings consistency into the way she plays. She’s always [making] at least 80 percent of her foul shots each night, and she’s dangerous from three-point range.”
The Crimson Tide, who are 10-5, are in the state tournament but are looking to win a few more games to up their playoff seeding. Everett’s next game is tonight against Lynn English. It’s also Senior Night. “We want to win for our seniors, but it’s going to be a tough game, too,” said Turner. “English are pretty scrappy. They’re very fast-paced.”
Yasmeen Guerrier scores her 1,000th point last Friday night during the tide’s 63-58 home victory over Beverly. (Advocate photo by Ross Scabin)